Trapper says remote cabin wrecked by Freemen

Tommy Loewen surveys some of the damage to his family's Karr Creek Cabin, just south of Grande...

Tommy Loewen surveys some of the damage to his family's Karr Creek Cabin, just south of Grande Prairie, Alta. (Photo Courtesy/Billy Loewen)

Dave Lazzarino, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 6:38 PM ET

EDMONTON - A cabin in the woods can be the perfect spot to find some quiet and get in touch with nature.

But for one trapper, one phone call shattered that.

“They phone us, it was like 11 a.m. and said they had purchased our trapline. We just laughed at them,” said Billy Loewen, recalling the conversation with someone calling himself Luke who claimed to have taken over his trapping cabin just south of Grande Prairie, Alta., in May.

“We said that we’re the only ones that can sell it. And we didn’t sell it.”

Although Loewen contacted provincial fish and wildlife officials and the RCMP.

An eviction notice was given to the group, who some say were claiming to be Freemen on the Land, to no avail.

It wasn’t until he called his local MLA that police moved in and two people were arrested.

But Loewen said getting the people out of the cabin was just the beginning.


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